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Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Like a Chinatown in a theme park

It's okay, but the English signs everywhere and no spoken Chinese to be heard of screams tourist trap, which the many school students you can see here seem to fall for. However... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's okay, but the English signs everywhere and no spoken Chinese to be heard of screams tourist trap, which the many school students you can see here seem to fall for. However, it is close to the Motomachi station and isn't far from the big Daimaru store or main shopping streets and can be walked around in about 5-10 minutes.

Thank inkaradise
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although bigger than Nagasaki Chinatown, which if I recall correctly, is 2 by 2 blocks, this is tiny. Unlike the Chinatown in the US, where actual Chinese diaspora live, it seems like this place is the neighborhood equivalent of those wooden boards with pictures painted on the front and cutouts to stick your head in for photos. It's basically a... More 

Thank Mathew T
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wandered through here & enjoyed the atmosphere & the location.........the food looked authentic & well priced ........

Thank baseball_fan_10
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I love to going around here, it sell so many kind of item, and food. Especially the Kobe beef, make sure you don't miss to try the kobe beef in here, also the Kobe Beef Baozi (bao), some said that the taste were greate. Sadly i miss to try that. The price in here also not so expensive for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Streets filled with food and more food. Some were pretty great! Packed with tourists and vendors trying to sell their food. There's a cute Coca Cola machine in a corner with pandas decorated on it. Very near Motomachi and Sannomiya, worth a look if you're already in the area.

Thank ciramisu
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256 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Nankinmachi area is quite small, just a few streets, but packed with street food and restaurants trying to pull in tourists. Nice to try the duck rolls and various snacks whilst strolling and taking a few pictures. The central square is nice and there was a very, very popular dumpling store near the two statues.

Thank Gary07734
Soo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We came here looking for a bite to eat. It was a bit late on a weekday so there wasn't much left open. It was decent but I enjoyed the Chinatown in Nagasaki more. Worth a visit if you want some food and a fun street to walk down.

Thank CaffineFreek
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nothing much more than a little Chinise architecture and street vendors trying to get you to come into their stores. We had a few 300¥ beers with was nice and took some pictures with the Chinise zodiacs and went on our marry way.

Thank Jason Paul V
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lots of food and Chinese architecture. Good to walk around and dusk before heading to the port to see the lights on the water.

Thank Xavier B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Our cruise ship docked at Kobe for a day. The shuttle bus took us downtown and dropped us off right at the City Loop’s bus stop #16. Right across the stop is China Town, so we went over there to join the other tourists. This street is very colourful and should be called "Food Street". There are restaurants and food... More 

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